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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The New EU Regime for Horizontal Cooperation Agreements amongst Competitors The New Rules and How They Will Apply

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The New EU Regime for Horizontal Cooperation Agreements amongst Competitors The New Rules and How They Will Apply

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, The Stanhope Hotel, Brussels

 

 

 

The revised rules for the assessment of horizontal co-operation agreements between competitors have now been adopted by the European Commission.

This conference gathers together industry and legal experts as well as leading figures from the Commission and leading national competition authorities to explore in detail the nuances of the new regime and what they mean for business.

Chaired by Fiona Carlin, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Distinguished speakers include:

  • Donncadh Woods
    Deputy Head of Unit for Antitrust and Mergers
    Policy and Scrutiny
  • Henning Leupold
    DG Competition,
    European Commission
  • Jonas Koponen
    Partner, Linklaters LLP
  • Thomas Graf
    Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Bill Batchelor
    Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Andrea Lofaro
    Partner, RBB Economics
  • Emily Roche
    Senior Counsel - Competition
    Rio Tinto
  • Fabian Theurer
    German and European Antitrust Law, Desk Officer, Bundeskartellamt
  • Anna Emanuelson
    DG Competition,
    European Commission
  • James Killick
    Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Gil Ohana
    Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition,
    Cisco Systems
  • Jean-Yves Art
    Director, Competition Law, Microsoft
  • Aleksandra Boutin
    DG Competition, European Commission
  • Matthew Bennett
    Director of Economics,
    Office of Fair Trading
  • Frank Wijckmans
    Partner, Contrast Law

Topics include:

  • Setting the scene
  • R&D Agreements and Innovation
  • Joint Production and Specialisation
  • A Revised Approach to Standardisation Agreements
  • Other developments of Interest: Joint commercialisation and standard terms
  • The Economists' Perspective
  • Information Exchange and the Object/Effect Distinction

Conference Fees:

Standard:



£700

In-house Counsel and
Government Agencies:


£600


All prices are subject to 21% TVA.

Forthcoming GCR Conferences:

  • Competition Law, Consumer Goods and Retail 2011
    11 May 2011, The King's Fund, London

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Cancellations received in writing on and before 31 January 2011 will receive a refund less 10%. Cancellations received on and between 1 February 2011 and 15 February 2011 will receive a refund less 50%. Cancellations received on and after 16 February 2011 will not receive a refund. Substitute delegates are welcome at any time. Cancellations must be received in writing.

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